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Same exact thing......My mom thinks it needs a new battery.

When I turn my camera on the lens comes out then goes right back in for about 4-5 times.
Then it turns off.
I have an olympus FE-340

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Hi!
It sounds like your camera lens focus is stuck - could be sand or something in the focus gears - that's the weak spot of these lens. If you can't open the lens and check your lens focus gears yourself, you should contact your local Olympus service center or other camera service center. You can contact me too at toms.safranovs@gmail.com and I can give you a good price.

Hope this helps!

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